MY VO BIO
I’ve been a professional voice over actor and singer for 18 years! From NYC, formerly with CESD Talent Agency for 13 yrs and a fully vested SAG/AFTRA member, I've been the Voice of 1000s of Television and Radio Commercials in campaigns for Fortune 500 and Most Admired companies, 1000s of Television Promos for Award-Winning Television Networks and Automatic Dialogue Replacement. For the past 5 years, I’ve also voiced 1000s of Corporate Narrations, Medical Narrations, Welcome Videos and Tours, Whiteboard Animations, Explainer Videos, E-Learning Courses, Telephony/IVR/On-Hold Messaging, Radio Station Imaging, Live Broadcast, Children's Audio Books, Medical Books and Book Trailers. I specialize in editing my VO to royalty-free music and clients’ videos. As a former pre-veterinary medical student, veterinary technician and assistant to two preeminent scientists, I have a strong command of medical and scientific terminology. I record from my broadcast level studio with state-of-the-art equipment using pro software, in only a few hours' proximity to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. I have hundreds of regular clients in 33 countries across the globe and always provide exceptional client care.
My voice has been described as genuine, natural, believable, conversational, warm, textured, raspy, sincere, trustworthy, fun, wry, comedic, like the girl-next-door, genuine, caring, motherly, authoritative, dramatic and sexy. I am a warm, friendly, fun, professional, service-oriented hard worker and am known to deliver everything my clients need for the job and exceed their expectations!
Born and raised in Manhattan, a native New Yorker from a family of professional singers, actors, portrait painters and a film producer, and lots of adorable animals, I am a classically trained singer, actor, pianist, cellist and guitarist. I attended private all girls prep schools in NYC, The Chapin School, and Connecticut, Miss Porter’s School, and took music and singing lessons throughout, always performed the leading roles in school musicals, was a member of the esteemed Vocal Jazz Ensemble in NYC and was head musical arranger of our school’s 12-woman a cappella group and recorded an album. I received my 1st bachelor’s degree in Acting/Musical Theater from Syracuse University. I lived in my home town of NYC for 40 years and worked for 13 years as a professional, full-time Voice Over Artist, Actor and Singer, as a proud member of SAG-AFTRA union and represented by leading talent agency CESD.
My love for animals took me back to school to earn my 2nd bachelor's degree in science and math as a pre-veterinary student and lead me to becoming a part-time veterinary technician at the leading house call practice in NYC, Village House Call Vet. Thanks to technology granting Voice Actors more independence, I moved out to beautiful and peaceful Southern Utah where I was a clinic and surgery vet tech for dogs, cats and rabbits at the largest animal sanctuary in the country, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and where I now conduct my VO career from my professional, broadcast level home recording studio with state-of-the-art equipment and pro software, in only a few hours' proximity to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and have hundreds of regular clients in 33 countries across the globe. I also professionally sing and play guitar and percussion, performing weekly at multiple venues and festivals in Southern Utah, with my husband Ron Jones in our popular duo, Ron and Genevieve. We are parents together to beloved cats, dogs and rabbits.
Genevieve Hannon has been "The Voice" of 1000+ television and radio commercials for Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, Verizon Wireless, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, The Coco-Cola Company, Morgan Stanley, Proctor & Gamble, and Visa Inc., as well as for Fortune Most Admired companies including Volkswagen and L'Oréal, and also for Gillette Venus, Anbesol, Canon, Tylenol PM and Ethan Allen, Tommy Hilfiger, Seagram’s, WebCT, The NY Times, Parade of Shoes, Massachusetts Health, Project Liberty, White Castle, Provident Bank & Foxwoods Casino.
She has voiced 1000+ promos for award-winning television networks including Lifetime and MTV.
Genevieve's voice is described as professional, smooth, dramatic, articulate, inspiring, warm, genuine and welcoming for Narrations, Presentations and Industrials, as can be heard narrating the annual "This Is Best Friends" documentary videos for the nation's largest domestic animal rescue and welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society, and on site at the sanctuary's Welcome Center. She has voiced narrations for Try Cinema - a social growth platform for the film industry, Govinda's - the leading vegetarian Indian restaurant in Dubai, Halfen-Moment Group - an Irish-based Fortune 500 company and a industry leader in construction accessories supply worldwide, NASA International Space Station, miniPCR - DNA science technology helping develop new medicines, improve crops, solve crimes, and inform our medical choices, Garkane - southern Utah's largest energy company, and Filippo Berio Olive Oil.
With a strong command of medical terminology, she has narrated medical industrial presentations for companies like Ethicon, a Johnson and Johnson company and leader in advanced surgical care. She has narrated the leading radiation oncology guide available on Audible, Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist by Dr. Bobby Koneru. She is also the voice of miniPCR, a leading DNA technology company founded by a geneticist trained at MIT and Stanford who has conducted biomedical research alongside two Nobel laureates, is an inventor of gene detection technologies, and whose work has been cited thousands of times and profiled in The New York Times, National Public Radio and the BBC, and a molecular neurobiologist trained at Harvard.
With a voice that is professional, articulate, conversational and genuine, and with a great sense of organization, inflection and phrasing, Genevieve has voiced dozens of e-learning modules. Her regular clients include Acelero Early Learning & Shine Early Learning, Javelin Software Corporation, QBank DAM, Network Essentials, AdRoll ABM, iFoundry, EMS Training, and CRM Tutor.
WELCOME CENTER & TOUR VIDEOS
Genevieve's voice is described as professional, inspiring, warm, genuine and welcoming for Welcome Centers, including Welcome Videos, Volunteer Orientation Videos and Tour Videos at the Welcome Center at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the largest domestic animal sanctuary in the United States and at the Best Friends Animal Society Town Center in Kanab, Utah.
WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS & EXPLAINER VIDEOS
With a voice that is professional, articulate, conversational and genuine, and with a great sense of inflection and phrasing, Genevieve has voiced dozens of whiteboard animations and explainer videos for a variety of companies, including CRM Tutor, Amicus Mediation & Arbitration Group - providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), eTouch Systems, CurricMap, University of Delaware, IFOX Creations Bluetooth Earphones, Family Law Revolution, Girl Bosses, Interactive Online, Izy Track Software, Jropp Career Finder, Jumlad Properties London, Knock Help Live Chat, Lunch B Photo Log, Near Biz Service Professionals Search, One Life Vest Anti-Aging Formula, Outdoor Services Online, FabuWrap and Priorin Hair Growth Formula.
TELEPHONY, IVR & ON HOLD MESSAGING
Genevieve's voice has been described as friendly, genuine and welcoming as heard in hundreds of telephony, interactive voice response (IVR), and on hold messaging for companies including RASCI (Records Access Services Canada, Inc - Canada's national medical records sharing company; America's Party Company - the largest party supplier in the United States; miniPCR - a leading DNA technology company; Knoebel's Amusement Park & Resort - the largest in the country; Corsis; Johnny's New York Style Pizza; Central Vacuum Systems; Bolstroms; Collyer Logistics Singapore; Value Momentum; Addiction In Recovery; RPM Power Sports; dozens of Real Estate offices; dozens of Veterinary Hospitals and Doctors and Dentists Offices; and countless others.
RADIO STATION IMAGING
With a voice that can be energetic, edgy, sassy, sarcastic, bold, genuine and soothing, Genevieve has voiced imaging promos for a dozen radio stations, including American Roots Radio, RNCN Radio Texas, Almighty Radio India, Annapolis Now Radio, 105.7 The Beat Vermont.
Genevieve has voiced live broadcasts for Earth Day Texas on RNCN's radio shows The Jeff Crilley Show and Carpool Talk Show. She has also been the finalist announcer at the Zion 100 Mile Marathon.
PODCAST INTROS & OUTROS
Genevieve is the Voice of... and she edited in royalty-free Music to... produce the SharkPreneur podcast intro. Kevin Harrington is the inventor of the infomercial, one of the original Sharks from the hit tv show "Shark Tank", and has generated over 5 billion dollars in TV and digital direct response sales. Seth Greene is the world’s #1 trusted authority on cutting edge direct response marketing, a best-selling author, the only 3x Marketer Of The Year Nominee. Lori Shemek is a Nutrition and Weight Loss expert, a best-selling author and specializes in weight loss resistance.
With a voice that is dramatic, emotional, genuine and inspiring, Genevieve has voiced the book trailer for Nobel Prizing Winning author Anna Quindlen's newest novel, "Miller's Valley", airing on PBS, YouTube and Hulu.
With a strong background in improvisation, she was a principal voiceover artist at SpeakEasy ADR, a NYC-based loop group, on the film Music and Lyrics (with Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore).
As an actor, Genevieve has been the principal on-camera actor in 35 national television commercials, including Wendy’s, Wellbutrin XL, Morgan Stanley, Burger King, Leap Frog, Olive Garden, Advil, Master Card, Volkswagen, Pizza Hut, Dawn Liquid Detergent, 24 Hour Fitness & Zyrtec.
As a professional singer, Genevieve has a wide range, from soprano to mezzo to alto, and sings styles from folk to rock to classic rock to western cowboy to pop. She is the daughter of a Juilliard-trained opera singer and Broadway singer/actress. Genevieve performed in jazz ensembles, a cappella groups, musicals, plays and in several bands in New York City for 20 years before moving out to southern Utah. Currently singing, playing guitar and percussion in the popular band Ron and Genevieve, she performs weekly for thousands of international tourists at the Canyon Collections of hotels in southern Utah, as well as at annual events and festivals, including Western Legends Round-Up and the Grand-2-Grand Ultra Footrace. As a musical and creative person, her ear is exceptional and, therefore, she hears subtle differences in her reads, can give a wide variety of reads, understands timing intuitively and can work with music well.
Represented for 13 years by Cunningham, Escott, Slevin and Dougherty in New York City, Genevieve was a full-time working voice actor and on-camera actor, and, for those 13 years, a proud member of SAG and AFTRA, before moving to the southwest where she has been a working, freelance, non-union voice actor from her home studio in beautiful southern Utah.
Medical Narration Training, Julie Williams, Voiceover Insider, 2016
Vocal Booth Tune Up, Dan Friedman, Edge Studio, New York City, 2015
Vocal Warm Up and Breathing Techniques, Nazia Chaudhry, Edge Studio, New York City, 2015
ADR Loop Group Training: Group Walla, Voice Specifics and Voice Matching, Director and Founder Sondra James, SpeakEasy ADR, New York City, 2006
Improvisation Course, Master Coach and Founder Holly Mandel (Groundlings, L.A.), Improvolution!, New York City, 2002
Professional Voice Over Acting Course, School for Film and Television, 3 of Us Studios, New York City, 1998
Professional Commercial Acting Course, School for Film and Television, 3 of Us Studios, New York City, 1994
Bachelor of Science in Acting, Musical Theater concentration, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Drama Department, 1989-1993
Classical Singing, Raymond MacDermott, New York City, 1987-1989
Jazz Singing & Improvisation, New York Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Dennis Thurmond, The Collegiate School (later Head of Piano Pedagogy, Berklee College of Music and USC's Thornton School of Music), New York City, 1984-1987
Genevieve's voice has been described as warm, textured, sincere, believable, trustworthy, authoritative, fun, funny, wry, edgy and sexy.